Alleged drug dealers arrested as Gauteng Police prioritise the fight against the scourge of drugs

GAUTENG – Police on Wednesday, 01 May 2019 arrested a man that was found with a large quantity of drugs in Bruma. Police received a tip off about a man selling drugs driving in a blue Hyundai. Police operationalised the information and later spotted a vehicle that matched the description, and intercepted it. Upon searching the suspect and the car, police found about 50 plastics containing heroine.

Furthermore, police proceeded to the suspect’s place of residence where more drugs were found; mandrax tablets and heroine wrapped in small plastics. The suspect was immediately arrested and charged with dealing and possession of drugs and will be appearing in the Magistrate’s Court in due course.

The value of the drugs seized is yet to be determined.

In a separate drug bust, police officers from Germiston received information about a red Corsa Bakkie that was to deliver drugs in the area. Police spotted two occupants in a vehicle and found drugs estimated at a street value of approximately R50 000 inside the bakkie. Both suspects were arrested for dealing in drugs.

The identification and eradication of drug dealers is one of the Gauteng Provincial Commissioner’s priorities in his endeavour to bring crime to its lowest level in Gauteng. The use of drugs condemns the minds and future of the youth of our country and usually leads to serious and violent crimes. Gauteng Commissioner of Police, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, commended the police officers for their thorough intelligence and observations that led to the arrest of the suspect. The Commissioner is also confident that police are on the right path towards bringing down those who continue to smuggle drugs into the Province.

Source: South African Police Service

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